- Aug 25, 2001
Take that, gamers! Well, there's more to the story.
TL;DR: New energy-efficiency standards put in place in Cali, phased in this month (July 2021), means that Dell can't ship most of their AlienWare pre-builts to Cali. Custom-built systems are exempted.
Video title screen is click-baity, but video is NOT.
Regulations revolve around total KWh used per year when in non-active states. More beefy / more expandable PCs get a bigger "score allocation". Systems with 600GB/sec or more of VRAM bandwidth are apparently exempt.